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Frequently Asked Questions

REGISTRATION


What is the deadline to register?

Registration Deadline is March 2.

Late Registration (with fee) ends March 23 at 5:00 PM EST.

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How much does it cost?

The entry fee for each award varies and is included with its description on the registration page. Entries received after March 2 will be charged a $25 late fee in addition to the entry fee. AIA Florida will accept registrations with entry fee plus the late fee until March 23. Fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.

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Do I have to be a member?

Yes. Design awards require that the architect(s) and/or firm must be members of AIA Florida, AIA Puerto Rico or AIA Virgin Islands and have offices within the Florida/Caribbean region. Honor awards have specific membership requirements, please see each Honor Award category for further details. Not a member? Join AIA today.

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Do I have to be an architect to enter?

For the Design Awards, yes. You must be a licensed architect who is registered to practice architecture in the Florida/Caribbean region.

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Do I need to be nominated to enter?

For the Honor Awards, yes. See each Honor Award category for specific details.

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How can I register for both a Design and Honor Award?

In order to register for both a design and honor award, you must complete two separate registrations and use two separate email addresses. If you do not have a second email address, please contact designawards@aiafla.org or call (850) 222-7590 to register.

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DESIGN SUBMISSIONS


What is the deadline to submit a project?

Design submissions are due March 27, 11:59 PM EST.

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Is the deadline a postmark deadline?

No – they must be uploaded to the submission link by 11:59 PM EST on March 27. No mail in submissions will be accepted.

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Will there be an extension on the deadline?

No. All awards deadlines are strictly observed, and an extension will not be granted. If your entry is received late, it will be returned.

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How do I send you my project?

After you register, you will receive an email within two (2) business days which contains submission directions. You will be provided a link to upload your entry.

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Can all my entries go in one upload to the submission link provided?

Yes. You can upload multiple files at a time and the subject MUST include your Registration Number(s).

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How many slides can I have for my project?

You should have between 10 and 20 slides. The Project Description slide is counted.

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Can I put more than one image on a slide?

Yes

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What if the name of the project is on the building and you can tell what the logo is?

Blur it out in a photo program on ALL pictures, renderings, sections, forms, etc. If AIA Florida receives a submission with the project name on it, part of the building’s image will be blocked to cover the identity.

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What if the firm is the “Architect of Record?”

That is acceptable; if a member of the firm is an AIA Florida, AIA Puerto Rico, or AIA Virgin Islands member, and they have an office in the Florida/Caribbean region.

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HONOR NOMINATIONS


What is the deadline to submit a nomination?

Honor nominations are due March 27, 11:59 PM EST.

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Is there a submission number for Honor Award entries?

No. When you upload your entry, please use the nominee’s name in the subject line.

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How do I submit my nomination?

After you register, you will receive an email within two (2) business days which contains submission directions. You will be provided a link to upload your entry.

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Is the deadline a postmark deadline?

No – they must be uploaded to the submissions link by 11:59 PM EST on March 27.

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Will there be an extension on the deadline?

No. All awards deadlines are strictly observed, and an extension will not be granted. If your entry is received late, it will be returned.

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How many slides can I have?

There is no limit on the number of slides but please consider the file size of your submission.

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RECEPTION & PRESENTATION


How are winners recognized?

Award winners are honored during the annual convention at the AIA Florida/Caribbean Design & Honor Awards Reception & Presentation featuring dedicated videos for each award. This year's celebration will be at The Breakers Palm Beach on July 11. The Fall issue of Florida/Caribbean Architect magazine will feature each winner and project. Winners are announced to major Florida media markets and on all AIA Florida media channels. Design Award project boards remain on display throughout the year at the AIA Florida headquarters in downtown Tallahassee.

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Can anyone attend the award ceremony and dinner?

Yes, winners, members and the architecture community are welcome to attend the AIA Florida/Caribbean Design & Honor Awards Reception & Presentation. You can register here.

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If you have further questions, please contact the AIA Florida office at 850-222-7590 or email designawards@aiafla.org.

 

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